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sundayhousecall, and weigh in and join the conversation on twitter verse. >> again, we want to thank the doctors so much for joining us. >> thanks. >> have a great week. >> have a healthy week. counting down to a make or break mission to mars. the nasa rover curiosity just hours away from attempting one of the most difficult and critical landings in space history. expected to sky rocket to the red planet at the speed of sound on a final descent which scientists are calling, quote, the seven minutes of terror. >> good morning, everyone. i'm patti ann brownee. >> and i'm kelly wright. scientists say if all goes well, curiosity will spend the next two years determining if mars ever supported life.
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adam housley is following this live from sunny pasadena, california. adam, why is this landing so dangerous and so critical to this mission? >> reporter: well, the good news, of course, it's not a manned landing. it's landing that's worth $2.5 billion. they're basically taking an suv, coming in at a steep descent and then trying to land that suv at the base of a mountain next to a massive crater, the mountain about the size of mount rainier here on earth, so 15,000 feet or so next to a crater. the actual way they're bringing the thing in and landing it is extremely difficult, almost a needle in a haystack type of landing. they believe they can get it done, of course. when they land it and everything goes as planned, they'll bring back picture that none of us could imagine, really thrilling. we had a chance to talk to a number of people out here at jpl about the prospect of putting curiosity down at this location and about the pictures and ideas that will come back right away. take a listen to what they said. >> there's a lot of intellectual investment. the team has developed a truly
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fantastic, novel architecture that is the product of our imagination. it is exactly what we think it should be. so we are all in on this. >> reporter: they are definitely all in, and we can give you kind of a close up look of what curiosity pretty much looks like. this is obviously not curiosity itself, it's a model. it gives you an idea. about the size of an suv, and the technology on this, kelly, is unbelievable. >> as you've heard, they're all in, and if all goes well, what will this rover be doing when it actually it was down? >> reporter: well, you can get an idea. we have animation but also from ththe --live look as well. this rover -- the best way to put it. if you've been to the grand canyon or seen pictures, you've seen stripes of rock going all the way down the canyon. each one of those stripes is a slice of life.
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what this rover can do with lasers and cameras and all sorts of technology, it's the largest rover ever sent to mars. it will send back information that will be able to give scientists the idea whether or not life forms at some point were on mars and what the situation was with all that, you know, and how that all worked and played together with water. for us at home, what's so amazing is this. we're going to get back hd pictures, and that's something now days with your television at home, we haven't seen this kind of clarity. if all goes as planned, and this is a difficult landing, but if it goes as planned, we could see pictures coming off this planet that we'll show on fox newschannel for a long time coming. >> hopefully it will be a successful landing. adam housley, so good to see you, have a great day. a little context on other missions to mars. nasa has launched a total of 18 missions to the red planet since 1964. of those, 13 have been considered successes. five others considered failures, and coming up this hour, we'll speak with a former nasa astronaut about the difficulty
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of this mission and what happens if curiosity doesn't make its landing. and of course, we'll have complete coverage of the landing itself. we'll bring it to you live beginning at 1:30 a.m. eastern time right here on the fox newschannel. a fox news alert now. israel ramping up its missile defense system as iran inflames growing tensions. new video out of iran showed what tehran claims is the next level in its arsenal, a short range missile with improved accuracy and distance, this as president ahmadinejad issues another call for israel's destruction. are these latest developments pushing israel closer to striking iran. joining us is the former chief of staff to benjamin netanyahu. thanks for joining us? >> great to be on the show. >> this week president ahmadinejad repeated his call for the demolition of israel.
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meanwhile, as we just said, iran has just improved this short range missile and it has range of 190 miles. how troubling is this? it is concerning for israel. we've got to understand. we have mahmoud ahmadinejad talking about destroying israel. iran is racing towards acquiring a nuclear weapon. just recently they've tripled the pace of the enrichment of high grade uranium. they're moving their facilities underground to be immune from a future israeli attack, and in the meantime, the world is doing basically nothing except for talking about it. so we are very concerned. we're nearing the very last moment and we're urging the united states to create a plausible threat which is the only way to prevent the need of an israeli attack on iran. >> back to iran's latest missile, 35 us military bases are within iran's missile range. in regards to all of that,
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israel has upgraded its missile defense, it's arrow 2 shield has better accuracy and reach to intercept ballistic missiles. the us collaborates with israel on the shield. how comforted should we be by that? >> well, to some degree the shield will help. however, we have to keep in mind this is not a foolproof solution. a country cannot defend it'sself by using anti-miss sills. we have to prevent the threat from the source, and the source is iran itself. we can't forever manage this race. it does provide some degree of protection but not foolproof. >> so prime minister benjamin netanyahu said sanctions against iran are not working at all and time is running out. he said that again this week.. the former head of the israel spy agency told the "new york times" that iranians, quote, should be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.
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does this mean an israel strike is imminent? >> it's still preventible. the one way is for the current administration in the united states to present a plausible threat. right now iran doesn't believe america and doesn't take america seriously enough to stop the race towards acquiring the weapon. if iran were to believe america, they would stop, and the fact that they continue the race means that at the end of the day, only a military action will be able to stop it. it's still enough time to prevent the need of an attack, but it's up to the united states and the president to create a plausible threat which we've not seen up until now. >> and defense secretary leon panetta was in israel this week calling for patience to wait for those sanctions to work. he did also say the military option is on the table, but you don't feel the us is sufficiently concerned. >> no. i think it seems to some extent that the administration is more concerned about preventing israel from attacking than
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preventing iran from acquiring the nuclear weapon in the first place. i've got to tell you. israel in the past twice took out nuclear facilities, in 19801 bombing the iraqi nuclear facility. we were condemned by the whole world and later on praised by the whole world for preventing saddam hue sanpreventingpreventm hussein from acquiring a nuclear weapon. just imagine what the situation would be if syria while it's falling down had a few nuclear weapons. israel pressedded that. if necessary we'll do what we have to to protect the entire world and the jewish state. >> all right. thank you so much for joining us today. let's talk about the election. governor mitt romney is now calling for a, quote, something
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dramatic to help the us economy recover. this as the governor continues to put pressure on president obama over the latest jobs report. national correspondent steve sensentcentanni reports. >> reporter: democrats question whether romney has any plan for fixing the economy. the candidate hit the air waves himself calling for another stimulus and bold action. >> now is the time for something dramatic, and it's not the time to grow government. it's the time to create the incentives and the students for entrepreneurs and businesses big and small to hire more people, and that's going to happen. you're going to see that happen in this country, but not under this president. >> romney's holding private meetings today and tomorrow at his vacation home in new hampshire. campaigning in indiana saturday, he attacked the president for what he calls an extraordinary series of policy failures.
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romney says raising taxes on higher income americans would hurt small businesses that pay taxes at the individual rate. the president's plan would end the bush era tax cuts for the wealthy, those individuals earning $200,000 or more, but keep them for everyone else, and this tax policy is at the heart of a very deep philosophical divide between the two candidates. here's the president's top campaign advisor, david axelrod. >> this week we learned that governor romney's tax plan would raise taxes for the wealthy and would cut taxes for the wind fall, a wind fall for the wealthy and raise taxes by $2000 on the middle class. that's not a prescription for getting our economy moving or rebuilding the middle class. >> the president heading to connecticut tomorrow. it's not a red state or a battleground state, it's solidly blue but there's lots of cash there for the president. he'll be attending some campaign fundraisers in westport and
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stamp ford. back to you. >> steve, thank you very much. as steve mentioned, both candidates offering different views on the latest jobs report but most importantly, what do voters actually think? a fox news contributor, the director of outreach freedom works and the author of blacklash and a democratic pollster and the president of momentum analysis. thanks for joining us this afternoon. >> good morning. >> we saw steve' steve's report. the jobs numbers are very mixed and the reaction is very mixed. president obama acknowledging more work needs to be done but he adds job growth is moving in the right direction. in the meantime you have governor mitt romney who is coming out with a new ad today that says under president obama's economic polls, unemployment -- policies, unemployment is at 8.3% and mr. romney adding it's just not getting any better. so what do you think american voters will decide in november? >> well, clearly it's all about the economy and it's all about
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jobs. obama has failed the american people when it comes to his economic policy. unemployment unacceptably high as you mentioned. over 23 million americans underemployed or unemployed. i mean, this is absolutely outrageous. we need job growth in the country. obama stimulus has failed the american people. listen. our tax dollars were wasted for crony capitalism projects. obama promised money to his big donors, and our tax dollars went to profitable companies like general elect an rick and duke energies. the administration promised unemployment would be at or below 8% for this year and none of that has happened. >> i don't hear mitt romney talking about the middle class at all. i mean, i hear him talking about the wealthy. that's what his tax policy shows, and that's probably why president obama has a double digit lead on who will fight for the middle class.
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here's mitt romney's plan. mitt romney's plan is is root for failure, it's go back to the retro policies of the bush administration, it's tax increases for 95% of americans, and you know, work with republicans in the house who don't want to compromise. all of those things, all four of those things are things that poll after poll show that the american people absolutely oppose. >> well, both of you make strong points for both of the candidates, but the bottom line here is a working america is, in fact, a growing america, and 8.3% unemployment rate clearly shows that our economy is limping along rather than moving along at a good rate, so there's great deal of uncertainty among employers, employees, and those seeking jobs. all of these factors will affect president obama and governor mitt romney, particularly when their plans are so die metrically opposed. we're talking about the voters and what they're deciding. is there a case here to be said
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that perhaps they'll being so overwhelmed that they'll vote for someone to keep moving the forward? >> we know what's before us with the unemployment numbers. the gdp only grew a paltry one and a half percent. if the economy is not growing, that means we're not creating jobs. consumer spending is 70% of the economy, so if people are not employed, they're not spending money. here's another thing. president obama, what did he promise? he promised to bankrupt an industry, the coal industry that's losing jobs by the day. >> only one candidate wrote that. >> they're bankrupt because they're unemployed because of obama's failed policies. what we need are policies that will grow the economy, as i've said. >> deneen, let me give a question here. governor romney is putting some of his economic plan on the table and he's promising to create 12 million jobs over four
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years. margie, i've got to ask you. is that a promise that could leap beyond the stretch of imagination given the fact that we have such a staggering economy to deal with? >> look. you know, when you look at mitt romney's proposals, we tried this already. we tried these failed policies under the bush administration, and that is why we're in the mess that we have, and we had a run president, a run house and senate, we had these failed policies. the economy crashed, and we had a democratic president and had 29 straight months of private sector job growth. we have a candidate that says let's go back to what we did before. it's just not going to work. even independent tax policy center issued a report that said there is no mathematical way to get there. >> deneen, the president is still doing well oddly enough in some of the battle ground states because they're doing well in terms of the economy and the overall unemployment rate. how will mr. romney or governor romney overtake him in those states like ohio, virginia, and pennsylvania? >> yeah. those are coal states, and let me tell you. i've seen these individuals on the ground. they want jobs.
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they don't want to be on food stamps. they don't want i to depend on their government. we've had 40 months of consecutive unemployment over 8%. this is going to be very detrimental when it comes to the election in november. americans want to work. we're tired of all the words and rhetoric being thrown around. >> mitt romney said let detroit go bankrupt. >> margie, go ahead real quickly. >> he said let detroit go bankrupt. >> there we have it. the debate continues in terms of how people are going to react to these mixe mixed job numbers and unemployment numbers. we're going to have at least three more of these before the actual election in november. denenne and margie, thanks for joining us. >> thank you. a fox news extreme weather alert. firefighters battling multiple wildfires in oklahoma. the flames destroying dozens of homes, leaving families stuck in emergency shelters. today hot temperatures are not
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letting up and here's more from the fox weather center. hi, maria. >> hi, patty ann. good to see you. the problem basically started months ago. we've had a lack of moisture. currently we have extreme to exceptional drought across states like arkansas, missouri, parts of illinois, indiana, even as far west as oklahoma and parts of kansas. we have dry conditions in case, dry vegetation, and that helps to fuel these wildfires, unfortunately, and like you mentioned, we do have hot temperatures in the forecast for today. more triple digits in oklahoma city, also tulsa, oklahoma, and guess what? as we head into tomorrow, we're actually expecting things to continue to heat up. 102 in oklahoma city, 103 in tulsa, and more of the same as we head into tuesday with more triple digits. tulsa looking at a high temperature of 107 degrees. you're talking about dangerous heat across this area, and for today we have a number of heat advisories across southern parts of oklahoma, texas, including the city of dallas, and also waco and even as far east as the city of memphis in tennessee.
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we have these ongoing hot temperatures, also some humidity in place that makes the heat index even higher. as we head eastbound, we have a different situation ongoing. we're going to be seeing rainfall across parts of the northeast around tennessee. some of those storms could actually produce severe weather in the form of large hail, damaging winds, even some isolated tornadoes, so again, stay alert out here. we'll see more storms throughout the nighttime hours as well when many people are sleeping. in the tropics, heating up. we have two tropical storms. one of them tropical storm ernesto bringing significant rainfall across jamaica, 3 to 6 inches expected and some locally higher amounts. otherwise, the current track now calls for land fall in the yucatan peninsula as we head into mid-week and eventually exiting back out into the gulf of mexico. >> maria molina live in the fox weather center. thanks. new signs the housing market could be rebounding. coming up, what you need to know if you're still looking to sell and sell very fast. and making it to mars. will the nasa rover curiosity
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>> patti ann: a new report from realtor.com says home prices are
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picking up in most of the country. in today's take charge consumer section, we're talking about how you cab sel cancel your home qu. we'll look at markets were homes are selling the fastest. oakland, california followed by denver, colorado, bakersfield, colorado. even if you don't live in one of these hot spots, there are things you can do. a real estate and business attorney and director of the carnegie grew is wit group it w. good morning. >> good morning, patti ann. it's a good time to sell because rates are low, right? >> it's a good time to sell. what we've got here, the secret recipe it turns out is good old fashioned supply and demand plus new dynamics we haven't seen before. supply comes from several places, new construction for new homes we know is down. those reo listings, the bank-owned properties we know are downed because of the robo signer delays. if you're a regular, geel good d
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fashioned sellers, you're holding out and inventory is down. on the demand side we've had pent up demand for so long, sitting on the sidelines that are moving out now, but the big new dynamic is investors, just investor frenzy in those areas. they know more people need rentals. they know rental rates are going up 20% since the bubble and 5% this past year alone. there's no place else to get a good return on your investment. the other two new really interesting dynamics are the banks and the gses which are finally getting short sales moving along, about 25% of the deals being short sales, and we've got sellers who need to sell before that mortgage debt forgiveness act expires at the end of the year, the act that allows them not to have to pay tax on the amount that's forgiven. >> that's a very good point. >> patti ann: so nationally the average rate the home stays on the market is 84. in those top 10, it's 48 days or less. when you look at those markets, you might think they're lowering their prices to sell quicker,
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but in fact, four of those areas with the fastest sales are also in the top 10 for the fastest growing median price, so the others are in the top 20. the secret to quicker sales is not lowering the price, so what other advice would you have individually for folks looking to sell? >> well, part of that dynamic is the fact that investors are bidding up these prices because the rental rates are going up. rather than using comparable sales, they're actually using the rental rates to decide what they can afford to pay for the property, but average people like us who are looking to sell our homes, especially if you're not in one of those markets, a great resource is the national association of realtors house logic.com. that's their consumer website. generally there are five steps. the first involves knowing what you're up against, so you really need to know the indicators for your specific area. that's home prices and existing volume of sales and what your competition looks like in your neighborhood, what buyers are going to look like. the second step is really to prepare your home, and we know that first impressions really
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count, so you want to look at curb appeal and what a buyer will see when they first walk in your home. sights and smells are really important, pet smells, smoker smells, those kind of things are a no-no. anything that a buyer will see that will prevent them from visualizinizing themselves from living in your home is a bad idea. you need to prepare yourself emotionally, check with your bank ah ahead of time if you wat to do a short sale. remember if you're selling your home in this market and you're not in one of those locations, selling has to be an active process so you have to constantly be staying on top of what buyers are saying and readjusting and keep your expectations realistic. >> patti ann: all right. some great advice for us. thanks very much. >> thanks. have a great day. >> patti ann: for more on how you can take charge on a number of consumer issues, go to foxnews.com and click on america's news headquarters page and look for a link to many of this program's take charge consumer protection segments. >> kelly: there are new indications that pakistan may be back on board with the us when it comes to fighting terrorism.
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>> kelly: there are reports of a possible plea deal for the accused gunman in the deadly tucson massacre. jared loughner's attorneys are reportedly planning to have him plead guilty and get a life sentence. he's charged in last year's shooting that killed six people and wounded 13 others including congresswoman gabrielle giffords. jamaica is bracing for tropical storm ernesto now churning closer to the island, packing winds of about 50 miles per hour and threatening to dump up to 6 inches of rain. and secretary of state hillary clinton on a good will tour through africa. today she stopped in malawi, visiting that nation's first
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female president and africa's second female head of state. >> >> patti ann: the new nasa rover curiosity is set to begin his historic final descent to mars, on a mission to determine whether the red planet has ever supported life. so what are rover's odds for success and are we ready for what we might find? scott horowitz is a former astronaut. thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure, patti ann. >> how difficult is this mission? >> this is an extremely challenging mission, the most challenging one that anybody's ever sent to mars. >> patti ann: we talk about the seven minutes of terror. explain what that's about. >> well, there's some great animation if you go to the nasa websites, but basically the rover is going to arrive in its spacecraft and depending on the thickness of the atmosphere, it will take approximately seven minutes from the time it hits the atmosphere to the time it's
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on the surface. all the things that have to happen, these are the heat shields, when it hits the atmosphere to slow down a bit, then a parachute that goes out super sonically, and then it has a rocket-propelled crane that basically covers over the surface and lowers the rover down on whe winches to the surf. then it flies away and rover is on the surface, hopefully in one mission to start its itio one pe to start its mission. >> patti ann: what if they find out there was life on mars? >> that would be amazing. if we find nex life on the next planet in our own solar system, we know life was probably pretty prevalent all throughout the universe. it answers the basic question, we're not alone. the big thing they're looking for is did the conditions for life or do they exist on mars. that would be a tremendous find. they actually find signs of life
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itself, that would be incredible. >> patti ann: yeah. water obviously one of the main things they're looking for. it all looks great in the animation that we're showing right now. as you say, a lot of things could go wrong here. what is the impact on the space program if curiosity fails? >> well, obviously the first impact is a huge disappointment and a loss of an amazing opportunity to learn all of the things that curiosity was sent to mars to do. also, it's the last rover that has been developed, and there currently are no plans to have another rover go to mars. this administration canceled any program to send more rovers to mars as well as the manned space flight program, so i don't know if it has a big impact if it fails except that will be a huge disappointment because this administration's pretty much ended most of our exploration activities. >> patti ann: so this curiosity
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rover cost $2.5 billion. do you believe that cost is worth it? >> well, first, let's put the cost in perspective. just so taxpayers understand, they spend more in our entitlement programs in an hour and a half than we spend on this rover all year, and we also employ a couple thousand high tech rocket scientists and engineers, and that also produces, you know, probably 10,000 jobs in the local communities, and what else could motivate young people to go into math, science, engineering and all the technical fields than something as exciting as this? so it's hard for me to find a better deal than programs like the curiosity rover. >> patti ann: we should note that the research that goes into these missions often leads to other scientific developments that have medical purposes and whatnot. >> that's absolutely correct, patti ann.
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again, the spinoffs, as we call them, all the material sciences, the medical sciences, astronomy, everything that we learn is incredible in these programs because these are very, very difficult missions, and when you do something really difficult and you make people stretch, amazing things happen. >> patti ann: so putting this curiosity mission in the context of other great moments in the space program throughout history, where would you rank this? >> that's a really good question. i would put -- if we successfully put this rover, again, the size of a mini cooper, on the surface of mars and it even returns a fraction of what we think we're going to get from this mission, it's going to rank right there in the top of the great accomplishments of our space program. >> patti ann: scott horowitz, former astronaut, thanks so much for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> patti ann: be sure to keep it here on the fox newschannel.
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we'll have complete coverage of the landing live beginning very early tomorrow morning, 1:30 a.m. eastern time. you might want to get up early to see that. >> kelly: a new report indicates pakistan could be back on board with the u.s. efforts to root out terrorists along the afghan border. some counterterrorism negotiations were put on hold after an incident last november. a miscommunication leading to the u.s. killing 24 pakistan soldiers near the border. for more, let's bric bring in fx news analyst retired captain chuck nash. thanks to senice to see you. thanks for joining us. >> it appears relations between the u.s. and pakistan are thawing out and getting back on track. what are the benefits of these two countries working together on joint counterterrorism efforts in afghanistan and pakistan? >> well, the benefits would be huge if they ever materialize. we've been trying to do this for ten years now, and we've been
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dealing with a partner, if you will, that's been less than forthcoming in the past, so there are a lot of people who look at this outreach as maybe way too late in the game, but worth pursuing for sure. there are some significant risks to taking a chance to work with the pakistanis this late in the game because what they're asking for is they're asking for us to disrupt what we're doing on the afghan side of the border, having chosen that plan in large part because of necessity but also because of their lack of willingness to participate in the past. now all of a sudden they're coming in -- in the bottom of the ninth inning and saying oh, how about disrupt all of that and help us work on what our issues are? there are some risks in -- in. >> so at the root of this. what do you think is motivating them to reach out to the united states now? >> well, what's happened, kelly, is we've started to withdraw from a lot of provinces that we
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used to have efforts in, and as we've done that, the taliban has gotten frisky and started working across the border into pakistan. now the pakistanis are dealing with the taliban problem, and their bad guys are at the hakani network who they've given shelter or sanctuary to, and they're coming across the border and killing our troops. the pakistanis want us to go back into those provinces where we've already withdrawn and reengage the taliban. now, that's problematic because the karzai government is trying to negotiate with the taliban. there has to be some political aspect to a settlement here in afghanistan. so if we go back in, we're just stirring the pot where we've already withdrawn out of that area and come to some kind of an agreement and a political settlement with the karzai government. it's very complex. >> kelly: yeah. very complex indeed. going back in also requires the risk of human treasure,
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particularly u.s. human treasure going into the hakani network as well as the taliban. it will require a great deal of cooperation between the pakistan government, their security forces, the u.s. state department, the cia, and u.s. forces. how will all of these elements work together to actually bring this about, this possibility of actually conducting counterterrorism efforts there which is vital to not only the security of pakistani troops but certainly the security of our own u.s. forces? >> well, if that were not complex enough, now do it in the process of a significant drawdown of u.s. combat capability from afghanistan. >> kelly: exactly. >> so when you do all of the things that you just talked about which is a full spectrum effort to fight and win a conflict, when you're doing that, normally that's done on the way in. what we're talking about now is doing all of that on the way out, and dealing with a partner
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who is rather duplicitous. > >> kelly: we didn't even know, took us years it find out that osama bin laden had been operating for years in pakistan. >> surprise, surprise. >> kelly: captain chuck nash, we could go on and on about this. it's good to see the relations are thawing and getting to a point of discussion, but at what risk? >> there's always a chance. >> patti ann: tens of thousands of fans turn out for a music festival in downtown chicago. what caused a major evacuation that had many concert-goers upset? also, iran claims it successfully test fired a new missile with pinpoint cease that could hit israel. how is this changing dynamics in the middle. east? [ dennis' voi] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bdling your policies. well his dog's stupid.
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of governor mitt romney in the spotlight at the olympics this past week with her horse competing at the games, but has the media coverage been fair on mrs. romney and how does it compare to some other wives of presidential candidates. author and journalist liz trotta with her commentary now. >> when ann romney showed up at the olympics equestrian competition in london's greenwich park last week, the media scrum around her would lead some to believe that michael phelps dropped in. she was there to watch her horse compete in dressage, once the sport of kings. her german bred mare didn't miss a pee step. ann romney is not to be taken likely, and perhaps that's why banbankpresident obama's operats
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have eyes out for her, casting her as a modern day marine antoinette. i wonder why jackie kennedy comes to mind. didn't she like horses, posing endlessly atop her mounts at various family estates here and abroad or whatever the horses hung out? how about all those summer races on cape cod. some time ago i attended one and actually saw a kennedy rider fall off her horse. it was big news, but laced with the extra sensitivity the media usually employees when dealing with knights and ladies in the court of camelot. left you miss my point, there seems to be a double standard for appraising wives of important men on their way to or in the white house. mrs. romney said her horse is therapy for the multiple sclerosis that afflicts her, and
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that's unacceptable to critics. according to one obama insider, she never worked a day in her life. we know how that ended. try raising five children, shot back mrs. romney. then there were jackie kennedy's clothes, and s so pricey she and one observer she thought it wase $30,000 onwar on a wardrobe whet was real money. she told the press to buzz off, saying she had to be wearing sable underwear for that much. from then, it was okay for whatever the first lady wanted to add to her wardrobe. the lefty wags went on about mrs. romney's $1,000 blouse, a scandal, but the $7,000 jacket mrs. obama wore to bummin bucklm
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palace drew nods of approval from the media. the ladies of the press really believe they're acting on principle, except that the principal is driven by envy, envy by a woman who managed to do exactly what their mothers told them, although they would never admit it, marry a good, preferably rich man, raise your full-time, and correspondence da lady. come on, girls. play fair. some new medications are about to hit the market to help americans battle obesity. we'll take a look at what they are and what you should know when deciding if they're right for you.
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>> kelly: tens of thousands of fans forced to run for cover when the music festival lollapalooza was evacuated. the gathering was cleared out when the national weather service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for chicago. thousands jammed into parking garage that were designated as evacuation centers, but not everyone was happy the show didn't go on as scheduled. >> i mean, for safety it's good. i came all the way here from seattle. >> i'm kind of mad. i really like the concert. >> the fact that they're evacuating i don't think is
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fair. >> the music picked up again two hours later once the storm passed. organizers say they weren't taking any chances with a losafety. >> patti ann: the fda recently approved two new diet drugs. anna is live with more. >> reporter: the new drugs are fda approved for patients meeting specific body mass index requirements and people with highigh blood pressure, diabete, high cholesterol or sleep apnea. the drugs are not covered by most insurance companies. one drug tends to make people feel full. it's a combination of two drugs, one that eases seizures and migraines. the other drug triggers satisfaction by working on brain receptors for seratonin.
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critics argue that obese people should watch their diet and exercise more. many physicians believe physical things occur inside the braip that cause some folks to overeat and in turn, gain weight. >> we've got to start treating people more aggressively before they begin to develop diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. these are the kinds of problems that are costing us billions and billions of dollars in health care, and what we're doing now is nothing until the problem erupts. >> reporter: nutritionists say when the drugs are released this fall, patients should regularly visit a registered dietician to monitor their lifestyle and figure out what initially caused the weight gain. side effects for the drugs include headaches, nausea, and change in mood, but doctors say they are typically mild cases and can be reversed. doctors also say people with very large amounts of weight to
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lose may benefit from bariatric surgery and a combination, patti ann. >> kelly: nearly a dozen wildfires raging across one state forcing even more evacuations. coming up, the latest on a dangerous mix of wind and heat that's fueling the flames. and a choice. take advil, and maybe have to take up to four in a day. or take aleve, which can relieve pain all day with just two pills. good eye.
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>> kelly: amss aren't for getting cash any more. you can take care of y

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